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Flag of Skradin - Image by Željko Heimer, 30 August 2009
Skradin is located 25 km north-east of Šibenik. It has 4,000 inhabitants, only 620 in the town itself at the deep bay forming the mouth of river Krka into the sea. In the vicinity of the National Park Krka with beautiful waterfalls it is tourist center.
The town has history from pre-Roman period (Scardona); in the 5th century it was the seat of a bishopric. The town was several times much devastated in wars, especially in Venetian-Turkish wars, but also during the 1990s war.
Skradin was granted the Town statutes in 1997, even though the population is far less than usually required, due to its historical importance and tradition.
Željko Heimer, 19 August 2006
The symbols of Skradin are prescribed by Decision Odluka o grbu i zastavi Grada Skradina, adopted on 20 December 2007 by the Town Assembly and published on 15 February 2008 in the County official gazette Službeni vjesnik Šibensko-kninske županije, No. 1 (text).
The symbols are described in the Town Statutes Statut Grada Skradina, adopted on 30 July 2009 by the Town Assembly and published on 4 September 2009 in Službeni vjesnik Šibensko-kninske županije, No. 10 (text).
Article 4 of the Statutes states that the symbols were approved by the Central State Office for Administration on 28 September 2007.
The flag is in proportions 1:2, red with the coat of arms, bordered yellow, in the middle.
Željko Heimer, 31 October 2009
Coat of arms of Skradin - Image by Željko Heimer, 24 August 2009
The coat of arms (image) portrays St. Jerome, Doctor of the Church (Sveti Jeronim, crkveni naucitelj, locally known as Sv. Jere). St. Jerome was born in Skradin in the 4th century. Among his many deeds that were recorded for the benefit of the church, he translated the Old Testament into the Latin text known as "Vulgate". The Croatian Institute in Vatican is nowdays named for him.
Provision for the coat of arms ("The coat of arms is made of the figure of St. Jerome, Doctor of the Church") already appeared in Article 6 of the Municipality Statutes Statut Općine Skradin, adopted on 20 May 1994 by the Municipality Assembly and published on 5 June 1995 in Službeni vjesnik Županije Šibenske, No. 5. This was repeated in the Town Statutes Statut Grada Skradina, adopted on 31 July 1998 by the Town Assembly and published on 3 September 1998 in Službeni vjesnik Šibensko-kninske županije, No. 10, and in the own Statutes Statut Grada Skradina, adopted on 27 September 2001 by the Town Assembly and published on24 October 2001 in Službeni vjesnik Šibensko-kninske županije, No. 12.
Željko Heimer, 24 August 2009